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Techgnosis

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 9781583949313
Genre : Computers
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How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate topics as electricity and alchemy; online roleplaying games and religious and occult practices; virtual reality and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. The final chapters address the apocalyptic dreams that haunt technology, providing vital historical context as well as new ways to think about a future defined by the mutant intermingling of mind and machine, nightmare and fantasy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Techgnosis

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 1583949305
Genre : COMPUTERS
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"A reissue of a classic media studies book exploring the connection between digital and spiritual realms and their effects on technological communication"--

Techgnosis

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 1852426454
Genre : Information technology
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From the printing press to the telegraph, through radio, TV and the Internet, TechGnosis explores the mystical impulses that lie behind our obsession with information technology. In this thrilling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervour have always permeated the story of technology. Through shamanism to gnosticism, voodoo to alchemy, Buddhism to evangelism, TechGnosis peels away the rational shell of info tech to reveal the utopian dreams, alien obsessions and apocalyptic visions that populate the ongoing digital revolution. 'Beautifully written, carefully conceived and absolutely accessible, TechGnosis proves that it?s time we sat up and took notice? Observer ?A masterpiece of informed polemic, welding seemingly disparate blocs of knowledge and thought into a coherent, challenging whole with passion, erudition and wit? Independent

Techgnosis Miti Magia E Misticismo Nell Era Dell Informazione

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 8886908261
Genre : Reference
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Nomad Codes

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 9781459610958
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Erik Davis is an astute guide through the heavens and hells where cyber-reality, pop culture, and spiritual impulses arm wrestle each other for dominance.' - Jay Kinney Davis explores the codes (spiritual, cultural and embodied) people use to escape the limitation of their lives and enrich their experience of the world, from Asian religious traditions and West African trickster gods to Western occult and esoteric lore, to media technology and psychedelic science. Whether his subject is transvestite Burmese spirit mediums or Ufology, tripster king Terence McKenna or dub maestro Lee Perry, Davis writes with keen yet skeptical sympathy, intellectual subtlety and wit, and unbridled curiosity.

Led Zeppelin S Led Zeppelin Iv

Author : Erik Davis
ISBN : 0826416586
Genre : Music
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In this wickedly entertaining and thoroughly informed homage to one of rock music's towering pinnacles, Erik Davis investigates the magic—black or otherwise—that surrounds this album. Carefully peeling the layers from each song, Davis reveals their dark and often mystical roots—and leaves the reader to decide whether [FOUR SYMBOLS] is some form of occult induction or just an inspired, brilliantly played rock album. Excerpt: Stripping Led Zeppelin's famous name off the fourth record was an almost petulant attempt to let their Great Work symbolically stand on its own two feet. But the wordless jacket also lent the album charisma. Fans hunted for hidden meanings, or, in failing to find them, sensed a strange reflection of their own mute refusal to communicate with the outside world. This helped to create one of the supreme paradoxes of rock history: an esoteric megahit, a blockbuster arcanum. Stripped of words and numbers, the album no longer referred to anything but itself: a concrete talisman that drew you into its world, into the frame. All the stopgap titles we throw at the thing are lame: Led Zeppelin IV, [Untitled], Runes, Zoso, Four Symbols. In an almost Lovecraftian sense, the album was nameless, a thing from beyond, charged with manna. And yet this uncanny fetish was about as easy to buy as a jockstrap.

Book Of Lies

Author : Richard Metzger
ISBN : 9780971394278
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Presents a collection of essays on magic and the occult, covering such topics as spellcasting, how to become a practicing magician, wicca and modern paganism, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Haunted Media

Author : Jeffrey Sconce
ISBN : 0822325721
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the repeated association of new electronic media with spiritual phenomena from the telegraph in the late 19th century to television.

Appletopia

Author : Brett T. Robinson
ISBN : 160258821X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Looks at the influence of Apple and its creator, Jobs, on the technological revolution, pointing to how religion, from Catholicism to Zen Buddhism, defined his design methodology.

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924056721917
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